CAHD

The Centre for the Arts in Human Development (CAHD), under the auspices of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, is a unique program in Canada.

It offers a clinical program of creative arts therapies (art, drama, music and dance/movement) to adults with developmental and related disabilities, and provides internships for up to 12 graduate students in art, drama and music therapy.As part of its Public Outreach Program, the Centre hosts Open Houses and mounts original musical shows featuring its participants in lead roles, every second year.

Located at the Loyola Campus of Concordia University, the Centre is a designated Research Centre, conducting innovative research in the field of disability and the arts since its inception in 1996.The Centre has an ongoing partnership agreement with the West Montreal Readaptation Centre and the majority of its clientele are participants referred from WMRC.